Oct 14, 2014

Poha Mixture Recipe / Poha Chivda Recipe / Aval Mixture Recipe / Chiwda Namkeen Recipe

This recipe is totally new to me, i have never heard about it until a viewer asked for the recipe. When i searched for this recipe, i came to know that this recipe is my favourite..I have tried it from haldirams namkeens range. I love them so much.I love their unique spice mix and the flavour of chat masala in this. 

So yesterday i asked hubby to take me to supermarket. I looked for the ingredients list in their packet and took a note of it..I also found this cute little bucket in their utensil section. I got one and decided to take picture in them..

I made this today and it came out pretty good. I love to add lots of nuts and raisans in this, which makes this more tasty..I hope you will love this and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins


Poha / Aval / Flattened Rice - 3 cups
Cashewnuts - 1/4 cup
Almonds / Badam - 1/4 cup
Roasted Gram Dal / Pori Kadalai - 1/4 cup
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Raisans / Kishmish - 1/4 cup
Oil for Deep Frying

For Spice Mix:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves a handful
Sesame Seeds - 2 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi - a pinch
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
White Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Chat Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tblspn


Heat oil for deep frying. Drop poha in hot oil, fry for a min. Drain and set aside.

In the same oil add cashews, peanuts, badam, roasted gram dal and fry till golden. Drain and add it to the poha.

Now fry some raisan in the same oil for 30 sec. Drain and add it over the poha. Set this aside.

Now drain off all the oil and reserve 1 tblspn of oil.

Add in mustard, cumin, asafoetida and curry leaves, fry till the curry leaves turn crispy.

Now add in sesame seeds and roast for a min.

Add in all the other ingredients given in the spice mix list and saute for 10 sec.

Add in the fried things and mix well with the spices.

Fry this for couple of mins.

Turn off the heat and let it cool down.

Store this in a air tight container for a week.

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in poha and fry them

They will turn crispy in a minute

Drain them in a bowl

Now add in roasted gram dal, cashews and almonds

add in peanuts

fry them

drain once they turn golden

add it over the poha mix

now add in raisans

fry them for few seconds and add it over poha mix

Now drain off remaining oil, keep just a tblspn of oil

add in mustard and cumin seeds

add a touch of asafoetida

add in some curry leaves

sprinkle some sesame seeds in

fry till golden

Add in the spice powders

add some salt and sugar

In goes a good amount of chat masala

mix that for few sec

add in all the fried things in

toss well

let everything get coated in the spice mix




  1. This is absolutely awesome, I was searching for this recipe

  2. Thanks for the response😊😊

  3. Can i use red poha

  4. simply awesome and lovely looking bucket of poha. Wonderfully prepared.


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